Quantity 2 covers the interval starting on the shut of the Neolithic period, from round the 8th millenium ahead of our period. this era of a few 9 thousand years has been sub-divided into 4 significant geographical zones. Chapters 1 to twelve conceal the Nile, Egypt and Nubia: by means of a ways the most important a part of the ebook is dedicated to the traditional civilization of Egypt due to its pre-eminent position within the early heritage of Africa. Chapters thirteen to sixteen relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to twenty describe the Maghrib and its Sahara hinterland, and Chapters 21 to 29 the remainder of Africa together with the various Indian Ocean islands. The sequence is co-published in Africa with seven publishers, within the usa and Canada via the college of California Press, and in organization with the UNESCO Press.
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